The Best Student Theatre at #NAF16Date Released: Mon, 6 February 2017 10:00 +0200
Rhodes Drama department also won the best student production for Nyanga a devised play that transposed Arthur Miller’s Crucible to the Eastern Cape. Nyanga’s director, Masters student Thembela Madliki also won the award for most promising director.
Winner of the Most Promising Director Award
- Thembela Madliki of Rhodes University for Nyanga
Winner of Best Production Award
- Rhodes University for Nyanga
Recent Masters graduate Lexi Meier, and current Masters student Sam Pennington, both received Ovation awards for their festival productions: Fabric of the Universe and Falling off the Horn, a production devised with Grahamstown theatre group Uyubona ke, which explored Xenophobia through visual theatre. Honours graduate (2016) Tyson Ngubeni, received an encore award for his production ‘Dark Ages’, a comedic autobiographical exploration of colorism and xenophobia in South Africa.